Veterans Air Line

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Research becomes easier and more enjoyable having historians and memorabilia treasure hunters interested in your topic. Come read about five such aviation history aficionados.

EN ROUTE honors Veterans Air Line logo art

EN ROUTE, a book published in 1993 by authors Lynn Johnson and Michael O’Leary, is a lovely, fascinating and well researched noteworthy collection of “label art from the Golden Age of air travel.” Come read who recently gifted a copy of the book to me — and why. And how the authors have unexpectedly emboldened my own research into a significant factor that contributed to the Veterans Air short-lived existence.

Veterans Air outfits DC-4 at Sebring FL ops base

Florida orange juice christening in June 1946 of the Veterans Air Line second DC-4. A 15-member company tech team outfitted and painted the ex-military aircraft to cargo configuration at the Veterans Air newly opened operations center at Sebring Airport.

Timing is everything. Veterans Air Express needed a major maintenance and repair facility. And Florida seemed a location ideally suited to their growing cargo and passenger business. Hendricks Field, an AAF Pilot School during WWII in Sebring, FL was being deactivated and transitioned into Sebring Air Terminal. Photos & news clips from archives unfold the story.